Recurrent Migraine Headache

ExitCare ImageA migraine headache is very bad, throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head. Recurrent migraines keep coming back. Talk to your doctor about what things may bring on (trigger) your migraine headaches.

HOME CARE

  • Only take medicines as told by your doctor.

  • Lie down in a dark, quiet room when you have a migraine.

  • Keep a journal to find out if certain things bring on migraine headaches. For example, write down:

  • What you eat and drink.

  • How much sleep you get.

  • Any change to your diet or medicines.

  • Lessen how much alcohol you drink.

  • Quit smoking if you smoke.

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Lessen any stress in your life.

  • Keep lights dim if bright lights bother you or make your migraines worse.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Your migraine becomes really bad.

  • You have a fever.

  • You have a stiff neck.

  • You have trouble seeing.

  • Your muscles are weak, or you lose muscle control.

  • You lose your balance or have trouble walking.

  • You feel like you will pass out (faint), or you pass out.

  • You have really bad symptoms that are different than your first symptoms.

  • Medicine does not help your migraines.

  • Your pain keeps coming back.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.